I LOVE to read, I would even go as far as to say it is my favourite hobby. So, I thought I would share this hobby with you guys.
So this is basically my guide to a good read. All of these books I have read and thoroughly enjoyed! Its one book for each month of the year. As I’ll explain along the way, I have put certain books and months together just to make it a bit more tailored to those months and to myself (It is my guide after all haha)
I hope you guys find this useful and are drawn to a few of these brilliant books, maybe you could pop them onto your Christmas list! You may even know someone who would enjoy one of these, or failing that they would make great stocking fillers,
Lets take a look at the books I’ve chosen…
Bridget Jones Diary By Helen Fielding.
Because we all need a bit of cheering up in January! & Bridget is a very endearing character. January is probably when most people would start writing a new diary, a new year, a new chapter.
Billy & Me By Giovanna Fletcher.
A brilliant and cosy love story, wonderfully written. You will fall in love with the setting, its characters and the story of a young couple in love.
Blood sisters by Jane Corry.
I really enjoyed this book and found the twists really keep you on your toes.
After I’ve gone By Linda Green.
This book is SO gripping. With social media being at the forefront of todays culture this novel really makes you think. (+ its full of Harry Potter references!!)
Is it just me? By Miranda Hart.
May is my birthday month and I received this book for my birthday a few years ago. It is full of laughs. Miranda Hart is my favourite comedian and this hilarious book of anecdotes and stories is just fab! Sure to put a smile on your face. Almost halfway!
The Notebook By Nicholas Sparks.
“Every great love starts with a story.” This book is beautiful, true love personified, it made me cry!! (All the feels!!) and during what is a special month for me and my husband I thought this was a rather apt choice.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Lying about last summer by Sue Wallman.
Since July is the start of the summer I thought that this would make a good choice. This one is a teenage read (technically, but don’t let that put you off adults!!) It is super easy to get into and is just a lovely story about overcoming fears and letting go of guilt.
Change of heart By Jodi Picoult.
I was on holiday when I read this, hence the choice of months! and this is by far one of my favourites of all of Jodi Picoults books. It is SO gripping you honestly won’t be able to put it down, 10/10.
Harry Potter and the Philosphers Stone By J.K Rowling
Because was I ever going to do a book review without getting a Harry Potter book in there?? (NO, No I was not) This book is so MAGICAL and if your anything like me you’ll be dreaming of boarding that train to Hogwarts on September the 1st.
The Ice cream girls By Dorothy Koomson.
Take yourself back to Summer time with this seaside set novel. Heart breaking but brilliantly written by another one of my favourite authors.
Mince pies and mistletoe at the Christmas market By Heidi Swann.
This is a lovely easy reader with an awesome festive feel to it. If this doesn’t get you into the festive spirit I don’t know what will!!
Tanya’s Christmas By Tanya Burr
This is a fantastic book to get you feeling super festive, but also prepared for all the merriment. Its not a story, its more of a guide to Christmas and Christmas prep. Its full of brilliant crafty ideas, tantalizing recipes that will make your mouth water and make up, gifting and wrapping ideas to get those festive juices flowing, perfect.
These books are all quite different so I’m hoping there’s something in there for all of you guys to get your teeth stuck into,
What’s your favourite book? Favourite Author? Any recommendations?
Until next time,